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Avocado & Corn Salad

In this fresh summer salad recipe, sweet corn and honey balance nicely with tomatoes, avocado and lime juice. Bring it along to your next summer picnic or pair it with grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy weeknight meal.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Additional Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Nutrition Profile: Nut-Free Soy-Free Vegetarian Egg-Free Gluten-Free


  • 3 ears corn, husks removed

  • 1 medium poblano pepper

  • Cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ cup avocado oil

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • 6 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce


  1. Preheat grill to high (450 degrees F to 500 degrees F). Lightly coat corn and poblano with cooking spray. Grill, uncovered, until lightly charred and tender, 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove the corn from the grill. Continue to grill the poblano until it's totally charred and blackened on the outside, 3 to 5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Whisk lime juice, honey, ancho chile powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in avocado oil until blended. Set aside.

  3. Cut corn kernels from the cobs. Peel the poblano and remove and discard the seeds; coarsely chop. Toss the corn kernels, chopped poblano, tomato, cheese and cilantro together in a medium bowl. Fold in avocado and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  4. Toss romaine and 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette together in a large bowl; transfer to a platter. Top with the corn and avocado mixture and drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette.

Originally appeared:, May 2020

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup lettuce & about 1/2 cup avocado-corn mixture each

calories 218

total carbohydrate 18g 

dietary fiber 4g 

total sugars 7g 

added sugars 3g 

protein 4g 

total fat 17g 

saturated fat 3g 

cholesterol 5mg 

vitamin a 518iu 

vitamin c 17mg 

folate 53mcg 

sodium 276mg 

calcium 49mg 

iron 1mg 

magnesium 34mg 

potassium 370mg


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